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Old 01-05-2013, 08:00 AM   #16
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I even did the cross reference work for you.

order an etx12L instead if you want the pos/neg terminals on opposite sides.

take a meter with you, make sure the battery is charged when purchased

I've already ordered a Yuasa, but I do appreciate the info! It may come in handy at some point :-)
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #17
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Will keep that in mind, thanx!

I'm curious, how big?
I've built engines as big as 145 CI on the Twin Cam platform. Generally 113"-136" is the affordable range. And affordable depends on your wallet's contents.

I've collaborated on a few really large FrankenEngines using billet components fabbed in a machine shop combined with automotive stuff. 160" CI is the limit there by way off the shelf parts like cranks. Finding cam/valve trains to feed those big bastards is the real limit.


BTW if you're going to charge untended use a dedicated smart charger that uses a microprocessor to determine how and when to float it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:37 PM   #18
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I've built engines as big as 145 CI on the Twin Cam platform. Generally 113"-136" is the affordable range. And affordable depends on your wallet's contents.

I've collaborated on a few really large FrankenEngines using billet components fabbed in a machine shop combined with automotive stuff. 160" CI is the limit there by way off the shelf parts like cranks. Finding cam/valve trains to feed those big bastards is the real limit.


BTW if you're going to charge untended use a dedicated smart charger that uses a microprocessor to determine how and when to float it.
That's huge! I knew they could be bored and stroked, but not that much!

I have a Schumacher SE-1-12S 1.5 Amp Slow Charge/Maintainer. It automatically senses when the charge reaches 14v, cuts off, then comes back on if the charge drops 1 volt.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #19
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When you get that far along the trail there's little if any Harley left in 'em. What is left doesn't resemble what sat on the showroom floor.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #20
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If you can, buy a battery dry with the electrolyte on the side. Read the instructions for filling, capping, and charging and follow them closely.

Doing it incorrectly (as happens more often than not), pretty much cuts the life of a battery in half from the get-go.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:25 AM   #21
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If you can, buy a battery dry with the electrolyte on the side. Read the instructions for filling, capping, and charging and follow them closely.

Doing it incorrectly (as happens more often than not), pretty much cuts the life of a battery in half from the get-go.
A sealed AGM battery is a far better bet these days. Most batteries that come with acid separately are going to need constant maintenance (electrolyte level checking and topping up) throughout their lives, plus they are prone to spilling in the event of the bike ending up on its side.
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That's huge! I knew they could be bored and stroked, but not that much!

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That's what she said.
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